here. Prayer is not only speaking but also hearing:
"I must listen for the voice of the saint or the Imacculata with calm or I won't hear it."
-SM Stirling, The Tears Of The Sun (New York, 2011), Chapter Ten, p. 306.
In zazen meditation, instead of thinking about a problem, we sit with whatever comes up and thus learn what is important. We listen calmly even to inner turmoil. In this one sentence of Stirling's novel, I find an overlap between prayer and meditation.